People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- Published on 02 September 2016
Bangkok, Thailand - 30 August 2016: It is possible to end poverty in the next 14 years.
- Published on 19 August 2016
An expert commentary on the global treaty, Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
By Jim Thrasher*
Increasingly, countries that have already implemented pictorial health warning labels (HWLs) that cover up to 50 percent of tobacco packages are promoting, adopting, and implementing more prominent HWLs1.
- Published on 29 July 2016
When Parties meet this November at the seventh session of the Conference of the Parties to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), it will be time to clarify a process for collecting outstanding FCTC payments, which total over one-third of the operating budget for 2016-17.
- Published on 26 July 2016
A multi-faceted campaign by a tobacco control organization has put the brakes on a plan to permit so-called ‘corporate social responsibility’ (CSR) activities by the tobacco industry in India.
- Published on 21 July 2016
Quick action by tobacco control advocates resulted in a representative from Japan Tobacco International (JTI) being dropped as a speaker at a meeting on investment policy hosted by the United Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
- Published on 19 July 2016
Vanuatu has joined Nepal with the world’s largest graphic health warnings (GHWs) on tobacco packages, covering 90 percent of the pack surface.
Officials in Vanuatu responsible for the measure say that they also considered implementing plain packaging (packages stripped of all branding, including logos and colours) but there was concern of threat of legal action by the tobacco industry as has been the case for other countries such as Australia.
- Published on 18 July 2016
By FCA Executive Director Francis Thompson*
The 8 July trade tribunal decision upholding Uruguay’s cigarette labelling requirements was widely celebrated by tobacco control advocates. Philip Morris, the claimant, lost across the board in its efforts to stop Uruguay implementing 80-percent health warnings and to keep selling multiple version of its flagship Marlboro brand.
- Published on 13 July 2016
Many Pacific Island countries were busy earlier this year getting ready to implement plain packaging, which was the theme for World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) 2016.
- Published on 05 July 2016
The seventh session of the Conference of Parties to the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is just four months away. COP7 will take place 7-12 November 2016, in New Delhi.
- Published on 21 June 2016
As governments move to implement more tobacco control measures in South-East Asia the tobacco industry's propaganda machine is revving up, notes the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA).